Sarah Jessica Parker ‘freaking out’ over her hands, considers getting work done

Sarah Jessica Parker is 48 years old. Does that startle you? If you were a Sex & the City fan, it probably does. For SATC, Sarah Jessica is the perpetual girlish 30-something, wearing tutus and visible bras with evening gowns. But she’s 48 now, and I have some doubts about how naturally she’s aging. Like, if I’m just going by what she says in interviews, I’d say she’s not very superficial, and that she’s not doing much to herself. But her appearances over the past year seem to indicate (to me at least) that SJP is hitting the Botox and fillers. She’s not completely frozen, but there’s some Kidman happening there.

But here’s something I rarely consider: should Sarah Jessica (or anyone, for that matter) be concerned about how her hands look? I’m including some shots where you can really see her hands… I mean, she’s not a hand model or anything, but what can you really do about it? According to Star Magazine’s expert, there are some options.

Sarah Jessica Parker “didn’t realize how bad her hands were until a friend pointed them out,” states an insider. “She’s been freaking out ever since and looking into procedures to make them look younger and less veiny. She even stopped having her nails done so less attention would be drawn to her hands.”

Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn tells Star that Sarah Jessica’s hands do look old for her age (she’s 48).

“As we get older, our hands thin, causing the veins to bulge and become very visible,” explains the doc, adding that while a hand-lift doesn’t yet exist, SJP’s best option is in a syringe.

“Fat injections or fillers like Sculptra and Juvederm can smooth them out,” he suggest. “Or laser treatments like IPL are great.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Seriously, you can get FAT INJECTED into your hands?!!? Why would you even want to? And if you did, wouldn’t you have to worry about the dreaded hand cellulite? Would your hands look lumpy? Will someone whisper, “Oh, look at Sarah Jessica… I heard she got finger implants to make her hands look plumper”? As for the fillers… again, we’re talking about your hands!! And I wouldn’t want lasers anywhere near my hands. But I guess if Brandi Glanville is doing it, SJP could too? To her credit, I really just don’t believe that SJP is THIS vain.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Barrett says:

    Aw I am thin, pale w veiny hands too. It stinks! Its gross. Our necks remain young though in my family. It’s part of genes. I empathize !

    • Jennykins says:

      Same here, I’m on the earlier side of 30 and my hands look similar to hers, bony and with visible veins.

    • Faye says:

      Ditto for me on all counts! It’s the worst, isn’t it? I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve thought of having hand work done when I’m a little older if it’s not too intrusive.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I’m in my middle 30s and so far my hands are still nice but I can see them getting veiny and such later on. My hands and wrists are very thin and I’m pale too, so it’d probably be super obvious really quickly, lol.

      Ah well. As my great-grandmother once told me “you can always tell how old someone is by their hands.”

      • Sammi says:

        So true Lady MTL. Our hands and necks betray our age more than anything else.

      • maria says:

        that is what scares me about most women in Hollywood/spotlight is their hands give them away BUT what is wrong with just aging naturally? I hate ageism.My point about the hands vs botox/worked on face and breasts is because the incongruity, also when they have LIVED you can see the age in their eyes too and it is eerie when they look 30 but are really 40 yr old eyes I plan to rock my greys and celebrate my soft lines but a turkey waddle would be awful :P

    • Glaughy says:

      Add me to the veiny hands club… I hate it! Bony, very fair & translucent skin. It also does not help living in Canada with brutal cold, dry winters. :/

      I will definitely be getting some hand work done.

      • Jennykins says:

        My secret is now I’ve started applying the retin a stuff for my face to my hands too, apparently helps thicken the skin so veins aren’t as visible. Not sure of there are any results yet and I’m not brave enough to do it to only one hand to see if there is a legit dfference

    • B says:

      I am 37 and my hands look like that too, from aging & lifeguarding and never using sunscreen on them. I’m curious about the peel or maybe Retin-A. (Really because every time I glance at them I think “hi 80-yr-old!”) I guess I’m being ‘vein,’ lol.

    • hippiechk says:

      Me too. My hands have always aged faster than my face (thankfully). I am a few months older than SJP and my hands have a similar (although not quite as veiny) appearance. I can’t say I wouldn’t consider getting them plumped up. I’ve hated my old hands for a while now!

  2. DanaG says:

    Her hands are the last thing she should worry about. Her face is not going to age well at all and she is way past anyone thinking she is in her thirties even though she hasn’t caught up with it yet.

  3. Britt says:

    For any Nurse, Dr or Paramedic that wants to put an IV in, she has the perfect hands!

  4. LAK says:

    I don’t like snarking on SJP since I adore her, but her hands have always looked veiny and gnarly for years. As far back as THE FIRST WIVES CLUB in the 90s. In as much as it is a sign of aging, I always thought it was also due to her excessive working out. It seems a feature of all the ladies who do that to excess whilst being a tad underweight – see also Madonna, Duchess Kate to name afew.

    • poppy says:

      ITA. she could have it done and if she works out as hard as she looks like she does those veins will probably pop right back out.
      madonna probably has it done as often as possible and she still has skeletor hands.

    • karmasabiatch! says:


      Double Ack.

      I have often wondered if working out has made me more “veiny”. More likely, the problem exists because I’m one of those damned milk-skinned blondes w/ every vein showing. Not to sound like a completely shallow twit, but my hands already look almost like SJP’s. I can only assume this will get worse as I age, right? *gulp*

    • hazeldazel says:

      the veins pop out the lower your body fat percentage is. in fact you can use the veins to measure your body fat. for guys the vein on the bicep pops out at ~14%, and the vein just above the groin at ~10%. It’s higher for women because we have boobs and hips but yeah, madonna and sjp look horrible because they’re so underweight. She doesn’t need lasers or botox, she needs a sammich.

  5. Eleonor says:

    if that was possible Madonna wouldn’t be wearing gloves all the time.

  6. Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

    I’m 48 and if I weren’t pathologically distrustful of doctors I would be getting botox also.
    But I’d leave my hands alone. I actually think bony, skinny hands are attractive! …better looking than fat pudgy ones anyway.

  7. Lex says:

    As you get older, it is often very beneficial to put on some weight… fill out your face a bit, fill our your hands and any other saggy skin.. Much more youthful!

  8. lucky says:

    Maybe she could just gain some (healthy) weight?

  9. Itsjustblanche. says:

    Im the same age as her and I can empathize. I have a baby face but my hands are showing my age. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little tweaking but you shouldn’t go overboard. I’ve said here before I’ve done fillers in my smile lines (by my mouth) and the difference is dramatic. But the difference is one syringe vs three or more!! I don’t know if I’d do anything to my hands my lasers are so easy, relatively affordable and darn tempting.

  10. Anastasia says:

    I think this is a great reason for celebrities to step back from their lives a bit and focus on the problems other people have in the world. Lack of health care, lack of clean water, lack of safety, etc.

    Then when they go back to focusing on themselves, perhaps the hand thing will seem as trivial as it really is.

  11. Faye says:

    For years she looked prematurely aged to me, which I suspect is a function of having pale skin and her being a heavy, heavy smoker in real life — even after she had her son. Nothing ages skin like that. It probably affects the hands, too. So I don’t blame her for getting the Botox or wanting hand treatments.

  12. Caroline says:

    at some point in a woman’s life she has to choose between her a$$ and her face (and after 45 is usually the point).

    a few extra LBs will go a long way toward helping both face and hands, IMO.

  13. judyjudy says:

    I’m so glad I’m a regular looking person living a low-key life. I’m aging right alongside my regular looking friends and none of us really seem to notice or care much.

  14. annaloo. says:

    SJP needs a new look. She’s had the curly tousle of shoulder length hair FOR-evah. She had it when she was in her 20′s and now the same hairstyle with a face entering the 50′s. She should not worry about her hands, but perhaps try a new look so people focus their attention elsewhere?

  15. lem says:

    i really think she does have a hard time putting/keeping weight on, so i can understand how she struggles with the aging while being really thing. she’s one of the few that i understand why she would get facial fillers b/c she is just so thin and her angles are so hard. i think she has had just the right amount of work done. she was never going to age well so i think considering, she looks great.
    back when E! had that show Dr. 90210 they had a surgeon who injected fat into women’s hands in order to cover the veins and make them look younger. it was really simple and honestly her hands did look MUCH younger once they were done. it was weird b/c they injected it and then massaged it around so there was a thin layer of it all over the top of the hand. the issue they always had was finding the fat on the person to use– i feel like SJP would have the same issue.

  16. vava says:

    I’ve thought in the past few years, her eyes looked smaller than they did in SATC shows. She also seems to favor a center part in her hair and that just elongates her already thin face. I think she should go for a side part and keep her hair curly. The flat iron look on her isn’t good. She needs some horizontal volume near her face.

  17. K-rock says:

    I have Raynauds (poor circulation where your fingers turn white when they get cold), so yes one of the treatments to help counter it is fat injections in the hands. I’ve never heard it being done for cosmetic reasons though. Its not a fun procedure I can tell you that.

    • Mindy says:

      I have Raynauds TOO and have hands just like SJP’s… maybe she is one of us? Maybe in her case, it won’t be purely cosmetic. Just a thought.

      Maybe she has had one too many bad exposures to the cold and has had enough? I know I have, because just one exposure can screw up your hands (and feet too, in my case) for WEEKS.

  18. Sumodo1 says:

    SJP is also a nail-biter, as I can see from the photos.

  19. BengalCat2000 says:

    Her face didn’t move at all in SATC2. She looked freaky, bordering on mask-like cat face. I’ve always liked her & dig her style, but dayum I was shocked when I saw her i that movie!

    • Glaughy says:

      Same here. My friend, who also saw the film, said she looked extremely “worked on.”

      I know that it can possibly be blamed on excessive Botox and fillers but I wouldn’t be surprised if she had had a face lift between filming the first SATC movie and the second, the change was so huge in her face :/

  20. ladybert62 says:

    Sh should worry about her face instead of her hands. She is still ugly.

  21. truthful says:

    –slathers on hand cream

  22. Ann says:

    Is there ANY part of the body, ANY AT ALL, women don’t get harassed about?

  23. G says:

    Her eyes are small and the fillers are making her look squinty mcsquinkertons!! Lol

  24. Leah says:

    My grandmother told me when I was a teen, to drink lots of lemon water everyday, always wear a hat outside, never to clean or wash anything without rubber gloves and last but certainly not least always put sun lotion on the backs of my hands before leaving the house.
    At 38 thank goodness I listened. I am thin but my hands have never been damaged by sun and too much water and chemicals. Never too late to start.

  25. mrspatrickbateman says:

    I’m 27 and already freaking out about my hands. I’m super Irish and it shows, I know my hands are going to age me before anything else. If there is such a thing as a handlift by the time I need it you can bet I’ll be signing up for it! So I don’t really blamer her if it’s true, she’s not someone in the media always complaining about looks or getting plastic surgery for every little thing, so let her have this one weakness.

  26. SydneySpy says:

    FFS. Is that all this silly woman has to worry about? If it’s that big a deal, she should stop wearing all the look-at-me sparklearklearkles on her wrists and fingers. Very few people would pay attention to her hands, then. And yes, rubbish friend.

  27. Ari says:

    I will be 39 and I still have baby hands, I think it might be because I am a fatty but who knows lol…

  28. littlestar says:

    I think SJP looks great! And her hands aren’t bad looking at all. I think she’s a beautiful woman.

  29. Stacia says:

    Those are not the hands of a 48 year old. Looks like that of a 65 year old.

  30. taxi says:

    There’s always the Diane Keaton solution – gloves, always. I think SJP looks good.

    She’s also an attentive parent, leads a relatively normal daily life, and actively works for organizations & causes which she supports.

    • Kim says:

      LOL! My sister and I always laugh how most people have no clue that Diane Keatons wears gloves to cover her age spots etc. Madonna does the same thing. Like Barbara Streisand wears a scarf or high neckline always to cover up her turkey neck.

  31. Amelia says:

    She’s obviously had Botox, fillers and a boob job, why not her hands? They do look bad, I think in part because she doesn’t have thin fingers. I have thin skin on my hands but my fingers are long, thin and tapered, and it disguises a lot.

  32. emma says:

    I like the vains.. but she’s very vain so..

  33. megan says:

    i also have veiny, bony hands with long fingers. in my earlier years it was an asset because they looked so elegant. but now at only 31 they are starting to look pretty old. oh well. i’d take my veiny hands over chubby hands any day.

  34. momoftwo says:

    This discussion is just making me so sad and depressed….We say that women shouldn’t try to look at 30 when they’re 50, but we bag on women who are 50 and look 50….

  35. India says:

    She could be a twin to the Wicked Witch of The West from Oz. Lord, she is one hag.

  36. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Well she did get her large mole removed and she also got breast implants so I wouldn’t think she isn’t vain enough to try and ‘improve’ the look of her hands either.

  37. Ravensdaughter says:

    Remember the Dove commercials with the hand models-”You would never know from this woman’s hands that she is 55″. etc? Until I turned 45 (now 49) and my father’s hands miraculously appeared at the end of my arms, I did not realize the significance of this hand thing.
    I think being a chronic stick figure would make it worse. Yes, perhaps SJP should get her hands done, although the hand itself is so complex (muscles, nerves, bones) I would think twice about having anyone mess with my hands even if they were as creepy as SJP’s!

  38. Kim says:

    Sometimes on Sex & The City I used to get lost just looking at her hands. She has manly, veiny hands and super short nails & since she smoked on the show you saw them up close all the time. Also she is very skinny and that just makes her hands even more veiny looking. I have the same manly, veiny hands so I empathize.

  39. bridget says:

    Can you really blame her for struggling with her appearance? She’s a former child actress, who for most of her 20s and even early 30s was considered to be a total babe. Remember LA Story? First Wives Club? And somewhere during her SATC run people (okay, MEN) decided that she was in fact not hot anymore and were incredibly cruel. Wouldnt you get a bunch of stuff done too?

  40. Jenn says:

    Here is Liz Jones from the Mail getting her hands done and it looks pretty good.

    If I had the money, I definitely would think about it in a few years.

  41. Jess says:

    My hands looked like that by the time I was 35. I saw it coming because my mom’s are the same. I started using the same retin-a cream (tretonin) on my hands that I use on my face and the results were almost instant (no 6 months of uglies like when you start using it on your face). I swear it took 10 years off. I go through twice as much of it now but I don’t care. And sunscreen, always put sunscreen on your hands, especially if you push a stroller often! If I were SJP, I’d try the retin-a, though she probably already uses it, then head right for fillers.

  42. Janet says:

    She’s freaking out over a few veins? What’s she going to do when she gets brown spots on her hands, have a nervous breakdown?

  43. crazycatlady says:

    I don’t know how anyone can hate on SJP. She’s an honest, self-effacing, hard-working, real beauty. I’m a little younger than her, and I have not-so-dainty hands too. It’s heredity, habits, and there’s not much you can do. (Well, people with money can have them “rejuvenated” with fat injections, exfoliations, and such.)

  44. kct says:

    I have had ugly hands for as long as I can remember. It’s been a painful lifelong insecurity for me, and I’m now 51 years old. It’s a shame that people are so petty, focusing on these hereditary things that are beyond our control, rather than the good things about a person.

  45. mememememe says:

    I think imperfections are beautiful.